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Frequently Asked Questions

Can´t find answer to your question? Read more about funding, or contact us.

Do you have any information about co-production programmes?

Please check our online website: Co-producing with the Nordics.

Do you have any other funding initiatives running?

Currently we do not have any additional funding initiatives running. See special initiatives when announced.

Do you have any application deadlines?

There are no specific application dates or deadlines to apply for funding from Nordisk Film & TV Fond. You can submit your application at any time, but in accordance with our Guidelines.

Can we apply for funding with only 60% confirmed financing?

Unfortunately not. You can apply with a financing plan, showing minimum 70% confirmed financing.

Who is allegeable to apply for production funding?

The applicant must be a production company which is residing in one of the five Nordic Countries, another EU/EEA member state or Switzerland, and must have documented experience in audiovisual production.

The production company/applicant must have established a business premise or equivalent in one of the five Nordic countries under applicable law. Further the applicant must meet the other conditions in our Guidelines article 2.1.

Is it possible to apply for production support when principal photography has started?

In case of feature film or TV-film/drama series; a complete application must be submitted before principal photography starts. For documentary-applications exceptions can be made. Contact the relevant Senior Advisor before you apply if you are in doubt.

How long is your processing time?

Our normal processing time for applications is 5-6 weeks. The processing time starts when the application is approved for evaluation by The Fund. Extra processing time must be excepted for applications approved less than 6 weeks before the Fund's summer holiday in July, or shortly before Christmas and Easter. Log in to see the status for your project.

What is the Fund's funding policy on sequels and returning seasons?

As of January 1st 2021, film sequels and returning seasons of drama series are no longer eligible for production support.

We have pre-sold our project to a Nordic media company/streaming service that isn't one of The Fund's partners, can we still apply?

The Fund does not contribute to the funding of a project that has been pre-sold for distribution in one or more Nordic countries to a media company/streaming service that is not one of the Other Financing Partners of the Fund. Exceptions can be made for projects where the media company/streaming service and Other Financing Partner(s) of the Fund share distribution rights. The rights must then be shared in all the Nordic countries where the media company/streaming service has pre-bought distribution rights.

For further information please see our Guidelines article 1.3 and 2.1.

What is national base funding?

National base funding is defined as funding provided by sources in the main producerʼs home country, e.g. national film institutes / funds, regional film funds, the Fundʼs TV Partners and distributors

How do I apply for funding?

To apply Nordisk Film & TV Fond for funding you have to read our Guidelines, register for an account and/or log in to our a digital application system. Download our Applying for support-guide for complete instructions. Only applications submitted via our online application system will be accepted.

Can our company have more than one account?

Yes, that is possible. Remember to register with the exact same VAT number to gain access to the applications registered previously.

Can our company fill in two or more applications at the same time?

Unfortunately not. You can only work on one application at the time in the application system. Once an application has been submitted, you can start on the next.

How do I save my application?

Your application is saved automatically when you go to the next or previous Step, or choose a link in the main menu at the top of the page within the application system.

How do I open a saved application? / I want to continue filling in my application, how do I do that?

To open a saved application log in and click “Open” under ”Send new application or continue a saved application”. Important; Do not choose category before clicking “Open”.

My attachments won't upload. Why?

All attachments must be one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, . xls, .xlsx, .txt, .pdf or .rtf. Other formats are not accepted. Name the file in accordance with its content. The title shouldn’t be too long, or contain signs like: ‘, “, &, #, ¨, (, ), / etc. Replace blanc space with _.

The size of a file must not exceed 20mB. When you have reached the max limit of attachments for a field the Upload-button will disappear. If this happens, please contact the relevant Senior Advisor or the Project Manager.

The same problem can occur if you are working on an older version of your browser. If this is the case, we recommend that you update to the newest version of your browser and try again. We suggest you use Safari or Internet Explorer.

I've submitted my application, but want to add missing documents. Why can't I find it under "My projects"?

After clicking "Submit", you’ll receive an auto message confirming that your application is delivered. When the we have looked through and registered your application, you'll receive another auto message confirming this. It is not possible to update an application until it has been registered by the Fund.

How do I update my application?

As soon as your application has been registered by the Fund it’s possible to update it. Make sure your attachments meet our requirements, (see FAQ - "My attachments won't upload Why?"). Log in and then:

  1. If applicable, click on a message from us at the Start-page and follow the instructions, or
  2. Enter “My projects” in the top menu and choose the right application from the drop down menus. When the application appears, enter Step 3, 4 or 5 directly and upload your attachments (see the Checklistfor "what goes where").

Remember to save and submit when you are done; go to another Step or click a link in the main menu at the top of the page in the application system to save, then submit on the last step.

Note: You may upload new attachments and add names, but not delete anything. The text and date fields are not editable, so please e-mail the relevant Senior Advisor or the Project Manager, any changes so we can do them for you.

How shall we credit the Fund?

Productions that have received funding shall credit the Fund. From the opening and/or closing credits, and other information material, it shall be evident that the film/series has been produced with the support of Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

Crediting shall be approved by the Fund (contact the relevant Senior Advisor) and shall appear on equal terms with the main national financier. Our logo is available for download here.

Do not translate our company name, it should always be written: Nordisk Film & TV Fond

I have received support from the Fund, how do I request an instalment?

First the contract must be signed by both parties. If you haven't received a contract, contact the relevant Senior Advisor/Project Manager.

When an instalment is ready to be invoiced, a message will automatically be sent to your e-mail and appear on the Start-page when you log in. In order for the Fund to make the payment you need to upload the documentation stated in your contract. To do so choose “Upload” by each message and upload the required documentation.

The limit is one document per message. If you have more than one document to upload under the same message, please merge them into one file. We won't accept any documentation sent by e-mail or post (except BD and DVDs).

Do you have any requirements for repayment?

Yes, the production support from the Fund is to be repaid. For further information please see Guidelines under General Conditions, article 4 Recoupment. A template for calculation of the Fund's Break-Even-Point and Reimbursement Percentage is available under Downloads.

Can I reapply with the same project after getting a refusal from the Fund?

A refusal is the Fund's final decision. A project previously rejected by the Fund cannot be re-submitted.

Do you grant development funding?

Since 2013 the Fund only initiates Strategic Development initiatives, for more info see our Guidelines article 1.1.

Can I, as a Swedish distributor, apply for distribution support for a Swedish film being released in Sweden?

Unfortunately not. Only Nordic distributors of non-national Nordic films can apply for distribution support. For further information please see our Guidelines under General Conditions 3.2 and Specific Conditions, 9 Funding for Film Distribution.

Can I, when applying for distribution, include MG in the budget?

MG should be included in the financing plan, not the budget. Neither for distribution or dubbing.

What is the Fund's respons to funding recipients affected by the coronavirus?

Nordisk Film & TV Fond intends to be flexible where possible.
Supported cultural events that now are cancelled, will keep their support on the basis of final budget reports.
Films whose Nordic theatrical distribution the Fund has financed, will not lose their support, even if the distribution changes to online only.
Production shares will not be reclaimed if the distribution changes within our application guidelines.
In all cases the Fund needs to be updated on eventual changes. Contact the relevant Senior Advisor or the Project Manager if you have any questions.